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Discarded Treatment For Heart Attacks May Yet Prove To Be A Life-Saver
...ding to a new study. A trial in six Latin American countries
provides new evidence supporting the useof a combination of glucose, insulin, and potassium (GIK) in people sufferingheart attacks, researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of theAmerican Heart Association. K is the chemical symbol for pot...
PAHO To Provide $1 Million For Cholera Programs In Central America
...tion, founded almost 100 years ago, works with the countries
in the Western Hemisphere to protect the health of all. PAHO also serves as the regional office of the World Health Organization....
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...l,which began earlier this year, is underway in 11 countries
and more than 100clinical sites around the world. "The number of clinical sites that haveapproached Maxim and agreed to participate in this trial has greatly exceededour expectations," said Dr. Kurt Gehlsen, chief technical officer of Maxim. "Webel...
PAHO Director Urges Health Protection In Hurricane Talks
...tral America, whether caused by the damage in some countries
tothe water and basic health services, limited access especially in rural areas,or the risks from crowded shelters and the movement of people betweencountries," Dr. Alleyne said at the meeting Thursday at the Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank. "Water-bo...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
.... Alendronate, which is available as FOSAMAX in 72 countries
including the UnitedStates, was developed by Merck & Co. Inc., USA, which operates in many countriesas Merck Sharp & Dohme. Other researchers include Dennis M. Black, PhD, Lisa Palermo, Susan M. Rubin,MPH, University of California San Francisco Depar...
Medical Students Are Taking Risks With HIV During Elective Studies
...support when undertaking their elective studies in countries
with a relatively high prevalence of blood borne v... HIV. Medical students in the UK and in many other countries
have an elective period as part of their training during which they are encouraged to pursue their ...
National Pilot Study To Test Whether Soy Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
...will reduce the risk of prostate cancer. "In Asian countries
like Japan, where soy consumption is high, prostatecancer rates are lower than in Western countries
with low soy intake," saidElectra D. Paskett, Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences(e...
Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer
...say, because only 5 percent of women in developing countries
are routinelyscreened for cervical cancer compared... of gynecology and obstetrics atHopkins. "Even in countries
where Pap smear-based screening is available, it isoften done only in urban settings or in the priva...
Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says
...lth, and other political leaders from more than 30 countries
toidentify key policies to cut tobacco use among children, Dr. Brundtland said: "We have evidence to show that positive results come from concerted action onseveral fronts: tobacco advertising bans, increases in taxation, and a highlevel of public aw...
Experts Meet In Canada To Discuss Vaccine Progress
...rcent vaccination coverage in all districts of all countries
in theregion and periodic follow-up campaigns targ... from the Western Hemisphere by the year 2000, the countries
have madetremendous progress. PAHO's campaign to eliminate measles from the Americas bythe year 2000...
Causes, Prevention Of Dwarfism Are Goals Of International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...orded each year - with patient information from 40 countries
supplied byapproximately 1,500 referring physicians. The registry accepts radiographs,clinical history, histology specimens and other tissues and samples fordiagnostic purposes and research. "Now we have developed a large registry of clinical samples...
Recording Patients' Socio-Economic Status Is Necessary For Tackling Health Inequalities
... important to health and may not be appropriate in countries
other than the UK. Smeeth and Heath argue that a more valid and easy to use form of social classification is required and with this tool and the increasing computerisation of practices, the recording of valuable socioeconomic data could be straight...
To Drive Or Not To Drive? New Criteria For Those With Epilepsy
...tect drivers. Theinterval recently adopted by EEC countries
is one year. People who predictably experience an aura -- an odd sensation ormovement that comes before a seizure -- also had reduced odds of crashing, asdid people with fewer non-epilepsy- related accidents in general before theywere diagnos...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
...y explain some of the increase inasthma in Western countries
in the last 20 years," he said. "It's interesting tonote that in wealthier countries, the poorest people are the most likely to beobese and the most likely to have asthma, supporting the plausibility of therelationship between the two conditions." ...
Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals
...iting that studies insome countries
have shown an increased risk of urinarytract infections and HIV transmission in men who have notbeen circumcised. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently ...
Measles Eradication Plan Approved
... of Vaccines and Immunization,said PAHO "is urging countries
to take a pro-active approach to prevent measlesou...sles, so we need to improve surveillancein various countries
and maintain our vaccination rates high." "The experience from the Americas has clearly demonstrated...
$50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates will fund Columbia Public Health program to prevent maternal deaths in developing nations
...gencies, existing gaps in emergency health care in countries
in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and it will he.... Rosenfield and Dr. Maine intend to begin work in countries
such asEgypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan andPeru. For...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...s are increasingly beingshuffled to underdeveloped countries
throughout the global South, creating awhole syste...ate for some American and Scottish workers. And in countries
such as China,India, Indonesia and Malaysia, there may be worse horrors to come....
Ratio of doctors to patients is good predictor of hospital death rates in England
...hysicians per head of population of all the member countries
of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - the ratio of doctors to patients in England in 1994 was only 59 per cent of the OECD average (1.6/1000 as opposed to 2.7/1000). Jarman et al warn that considerable care should be ...
Report: tuberculosis control programs inadequate in developing countries
... by theWorld Health Organization and by individual countries
do not address thesedifferences. "If decis... current approaches, the tuberculosis situation in countries
withhigh rates of HIV is likely to worsen," says Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., anauthor of the report i...
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